As several area veterans found out last week, you don’t need to travel far to find a full museum in western Minnesota.
A group of around 30 veterans from Chippewa, Lyon and Swift counties took the afternoon last Friday to head to the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum just south of Granite Falls.
Tim Kolhei, Chippewa County’s veteran service officer, said the idea originated a little over a year ago, during the Tuesday veterans coffee group at the Montevideo American Legion.
“They were talking about the air shows and how crowded they get,” Kolhei said. “They had a desire to go there when there was less of a crowd.”
Area veterans had previously made group trips to Camp Ripley, but the approximately three hour trip, there and back, wasn’t feasible for everyone. The Fagen museum became a new ideal destination.
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